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Girl Scouts is a force for positive change and a champion for every girl, everywhere.


Our Girl Scout Family—members, volunteers, leadership, staff—make up an amazing tapestry of cultures, perspectives, identities, abilities, and beliefs, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

In our Movement, diversity is a hallmark of our membership, equity is at the heart of our foundation, inclusivity is a cornerstone of our culture, access is at the forefront of our programs, and belonging—being accepted as you authentically are, being a part of something, and mattering to others—is at our core.

Still, we know that the work to make the world better is never done. At Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, we are committed to being a force of positive change and are ever-ready to do the work in ensuring that diversity, equity, inclusion, and access are paramount to our mission and our culture. 

Our Belief

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles celebrates and honors every unique individual girl, adult, volunteer, and staff member, along with the multifaceted experiences that they bring to our council. We believe that embracing our diversity leads to social, emotional, and innovative excellence, and we will continue to actively seek to understand the complex and rich identities of self and others, as well as strive for our programs to reflect the depth of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA).

Our DEIA Mission

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is committed to providing programs, policy, and organizational culture that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access through opportunities, collaborative relationships, and meaningful experiences that inspire empathetic leadership and cultivate an environment of belonging for the diverse voices and perspectives of our community.

Our Vision

To live up to the idea that Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization that inherently enlists intentional strategies in culture, program, and service that remove barriers and foster involvement, especially for those that have historically been excluded or marginalized; that all girls, their families, and volunteers of all backgrounds feel that Girl Scouts is for them.

What DEIA Stands For

• Diversity is about difference. Regarding DEIA, it is when there is a group of people who are different from each other in any number of ways.

• When inclusion is happening, the diverse people feel a sense of belonging (e.g., have a voice, hold leadership positions, feel Girl Scouts is for them).

• Equity is about support for a diverse group acknowledging that we don’t all start from the same place. It is a commitment to fairness and equality of outcome.

• Access, which is closely related to equity, is the equal opportunity to fully participate.

Download our handy DEIA slide.

Ways to Take Action

As a girl-led organization we support our Girl Scouts' passion and desire to make a difference within their own communities. 

Ways to Learn